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5.64 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond Set in a Handcrafted 18 Karat Yellow Gold Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
5.64ctw W-X/SI1 GIA certified Emerald cut diamond set in a handcrafted 18K yellow gold mounting. Ring is a size 6 and can be sized to fit.
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

5 Carat Cushion Cut Blue Sapphire and Diamond Ring
Located in New York, NY
Stunning 5.22 carat GIA certified Cushion cut Blue Sapphire and Diamond Ring .78 carats of half moon diamonds A beautiful sapphire and cut -- full of sparkle! Set in platinum T...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire

Vivid Diamonds GIA Certified 4.63 Carat Oval Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Miami, FL
Spectacular Vivid Diamonds engagement ring finely crafted by hand in platinum, showcasing a sensational GIA Certified oval cut diamond weighing 4.63 carats, E color, VVS1 clarity, s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified 17.25 Carat Intense Yellow Diamond Three-Stone Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
A unique and well-crafted three-stone ring style featuring a vibrant 17.25 carat elongated radiant cut diamond certified by GIA as Fancy Intense Yellow color, VS2 clarity. Flanking t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Yellow Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified 7 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond Ring VS1 E Color
Located in Rome, IT
Amazing emerald cut diamond ring the main stone is an exquisite 6.40 carat emerald cut diamond with E color and VS1 clarity plus triple excellent cut without fluorescence. the side ...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

2.85 Carat Old European Cut Diamond Set in an 18 Karat Yellow Gold Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
2.85ctw O-P/VS1 GIA certified old European cut diamond set in a handcrafted 18K yellow gold mounting. Ring is a size 6 and can be sized to fit.
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Extremely Rare No Heat GIA 5.10 Carat Red-Orange Sapphire Diamond Ring
Located in San Francisco, CA
Gorgeous and unique, this oval-shaped 5.10-cts, no-heat red-orange sapphire looks like a royal jewel! Set in platinum and surrounded by 46 round brilliant-cut diamonds, it harkens ba...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Roman Malakov 25 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond Three-Stone Engagement Ring, GIA
Located in New York, NY
An important and very rare engagement ring showcasing a 25 carat emerald cut diamond certified by GIA as D color, IF clarity, Excellent polsih & Excellent Symmetry. Center stone flan...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

14.0 Carat Santa Maria Aquamarine and Diamond Ring in 18 Karat White Gold
Located in Hong Kong, Kowloon
This collection features an array of aquamarines with an icy blue hue that is as cool as it gets! Accented with diamonds these rings are made in white gold and present a classic yet ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

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Aquamarine, Diamond, White Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

3.06 Salt and Pepper Marquise Diamond Halo Ring 14 Karat White Gold AD2269
Located in Nokomis, FL
♥ This beautiful salt and pepper marquise diamond sits in the center and in set with four prongs. ♥ The center is flanked by white sparkly diamonds, then set in a long shield/kite...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

GIA Certified 1.80 Carat Emerald Cut J VS1 Platinum Engagement Ring, circa 1950
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Magnificent GIA Certified 1.80 Carat Emerald Cut J VS1 measuring 9.24x5.86x3.63mm. The unique rectangular shape gives it a MUCH larger look. The stone has Very Good polish and Very...
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1950s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

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Emerald, Platinum

Vivid Diamonds GIA Certified 9.03 Carat Oval Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Miami, FL
Sensational Vivid Diamonds engagement ring finely crafted by hand in platinum, featuring an exceptional GIA certified oval cut diamond weighing 9.03 carats, D color, IF clarity. This...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

J. Birnbach GIA Certified 4.38 Carat H VS1 Cushion Brilliant Cut Diamond Ring
Located in New York, NY
This exquisite ring from the J. Birnbach workshop features a 4.38 carat cushion brilliant cut diamond of H color and VS1 clarity as described by GIA grading report #16204525. The bea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified Emerald Cut Diamond Halo Antique-Style Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
An antique style engagement ring showcasing a 0.79 carat emerald cut diamond, set in a diamond encrusted halo band made in 18k white gold. Accent diamonds weigh 0.82 carats total. Fi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Art Deco 2.06 Carat Old European Cut Certified Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Miami, FL
Offered here is an authentic Art Deco diamond engagement ring, This delicate ring was handmade in platinum, the intriguing filigree design showcases one natural earth mined old Europ...
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1920s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

3.01 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond Set in a Handcrafted 18 Karat Yellow Gold Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
3.01ctw U-V/VVS2 GIA certified Emerald cut diamond set in a handcrafted 18K yellow gold mounting. Ring is currently a size 6 and can be sized to fit.
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

5.30 Carat J VS1 Old European Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring by Hancocks
Located in London, GB
A stunning old cut diamond solitaire ring by Hancocks set with a bright and lively old European cut diamond weighing 5.30cts and of J colour and VS1 clarity claw set in platinum to a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Edwardian 2.05 Carat Diamond Platinum Filigree Engagement Ring GIA
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Centering a bezel set old European cut diamond weighing 1.73 carats; K color with SI1 clarity With a cushioned surround, filigree gallery, and pointed shoulders Accented by old Euro...
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1910s Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

Graff Emerald-Cut Diamond and Yellow Diamond Bombe Gold Ring
Located in New York, NY
A chic emerald-cut white diamond and yellow diamond bombe ring, by Graff. This ring can be worn in both casual and formal environments. It is set with one E-Color, VVS1-Clarity, Emer...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Yellow Diamond, Gold

GIA Certified 11.30 Carat Intense Yellow Radiant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
Features a color-rich radiant cut diamond weighing 11.30 carats, flanked by custom-cut trapezoid diamonds channel set in platinum. Accent diamonds weigh 2.08 carats total. Accompanie...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

Roman Malakov 13.95 Carat Yellow Diamond Split-Shank Engagement Ring, GIA
Located in New York, NY
A vibrant engagement ring showcasing a 13.95 carat radiant cut yellow diamond certified by GIA as Fancy Yellow color, VS1 clarity. The center stone is set in a yellow diamond encrust...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

GIA Certified 6.90 Carat Tourmaline Diamond Platinum Ring
Located in Stamford, CT
GIA Certified natural green blue 6.90 carat cushion cut tourmaline in a custom-made platinum ring set with 20 baguette and 36 round accent diamonds. 1 cushion cut greenish blue tour...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Tourmaline, Platinum

Hexagon Clear Diamond Halo Milgrain Ring 14 Karat Yellow Gold AD2230-1
Located in Nokomis, FL
♥ Solid 14K gold ring set with a hexagon-shaped diamond in the center in a bezel set style, then surrounded by a halo of brilliant colorless diamonds with delicate milgrain details....
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold, 14k Gold

0.94 Carat Natural Emerald and Diamond 14 Karat White Gold Ring
Located in New York, NY
This beautiful Natural Emerald Ring is crafted in 14-karat White gold and features a 0.94 carat 1 Pc Emerald and 48 Pcs Round White Diamonds in GH- I1 quality with 0.18 Ct in a prong...
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20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Emerald, Gold, 14k Gold, White Gold

1.51 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond Set in a Handcrafted 18 Karat Yellow Gold Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1.51ctw W-X/VS1 GIA certified Emerald cut diamond with 0.47ctw baguette accent diamonds set in a handcrafted 18K yellow gold mounting. Ring is currently a size 6 and can be sized to...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

1.29 Carat Old European Cut Diamond Set in an 18 Karat Gold and Platinum Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1.29ctw I/VS2 GIA certified old European cut diamond with 0.30ctw mixed cut accent diamonds set in a handcrafted 18K yellow gold and platinum mounting. Ring is currently a size 6 an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum, Mixed Metal, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

18 Karat White Gold Paulina Oval Alexandrite Halo Ring GIA 'Center - 6.65 Carat'
Located in San Francisco, CA
From our signature Paulina collection of exquisite masterpieces, this royalty ring is handcrafted in 18k white gold, featuring a one-of-a-kind GIA certified 6.65-carat Natural Alexa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Alexandrite, White Gold

18K White & Yellow Gold Rectangular Green Emerald Diamond Ring 'Center 3.90 CT'
Located in San Francisco, CA
From our signature Gemstones collection of exquisite red carpet pieces, this handcrafted 18k Two-Tone gold ring is centering a 3.90 Carat of top quality Ethiopean rectangular green e...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

18k White and Yellow Gold Oval Green Emerald Diamond Ring 'Center 5.60 carat.'
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 18k Tow Tone ethically sourced ring is one of a kind. It features an oval shape of 5.60 carats of Zambian Natural Green Emerald in premium color and clarity. The emerald encircl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Emerald, White Gold, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

9 Karat Yellow Gold Gothic Arch Lemon Quartz and Diamond Ring
Located in Fitzroy, AU
This exquisite ring is a luxurious dream and is one of a kind! Handmade in 9kt yellow gold this ring features a incandescent, central, lemon quartz weighing 18.25ct. Princess cut d...
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2010s Gothic Revival Engagement Rings

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White Diamond, Diamond, Quartz, Gold, 9k Gold, Yellow Gold

18 Karat Gold 2.82 Carat Old Mine Brilliant Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring
Located in QLD , AU
A classic style from the Victorian period, the cut down collet setting is designed to showcase the diamond to its best. This engagement ring would make any heart flutter - a simple d...
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21st Century and Contemporary Victorian Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Art Deco 7 Carat Diamond Plaque Ring
Located in Napoli, Italy
An exquisite example of Art Deco jewel, this ring is hand-crafted in 18k white gold, authentic from 1920/1930, featuring in the center a Large sparkling Old mine-cut Diamond weighing...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold

Art Deco GIA 2.54 Carat Oval Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Do you know that this beautiful ring is approximately 100 years old, and yet presents us with exquisite craftsmanship and is in excellent condition. This ring would be perfect for s...
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1920s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Emerald Diamond Platinum Ring
Located in New York, NY
A beautifully laid out vivid green natural emerald weighing 1.99 carats is the center-piece of this impressive ring. The emerald is very clean and has very few natural inclusions. We...
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1970s Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

3.18ct & 3.04ct Vintage Emerald-Cut Diamond and Sapphire x Over Ring by Hancocks
Located in London, GB
3.04ct J VS1 emerald cut diamond with GIA certificate 3.18ct I VVS2 emerald cut diamond with GIA certificate 3cts of calibre cut sapphires 0.65cts of round brilliant diamonds Plati...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

1.47 Carat Cushion Cut Spinel and 0.52 Carat of Diamonds Platinum Ring
Located in Hamilton, AU
Forged in platinum is this alluring Art Deco inspired ring that features a captivating 1.47 carat bright reddish orange cushion cut spinel complimented by a total of 0.52 carats of s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Spinel, Platinum

GIA 1.10 Carat Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Engagement Wedding Platinum Ring Set
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Are you looking for a vintage engagement and wedding ring set? This might be the perfect one for you. It has history, lively brilliant diamonds and a timeless design. Feel yourself l...
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1940s Retro Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

1980s Emerald Diamond Sapphire Platinum 18 Karat Gold Cocktail Ring
Located in Miami, FL
This wellmade Estate Green genuine Emerald Cocktail Ring is inspired in the Art Deco Era, It is crafted in Solid Platinum Featured in the center is an approximatetly 7.38 carats Em...
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1980s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Sapphire, Platinum

Extraordinary Sapphire and Diamond Platinum Ring
Located in San Francisco, CA
Antique style at it's best! This platinum filigree ring centers a lively round-cut blue sapphire weighing 1.95 carats, set in an octagonal, lacy mount accented with 48 round brillian...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

4.12 Carat Apatite Diamond 14 Karat White Gold Engagement Ring
Located in San Dimas, CA
Gorgeous Halo Apatite and Diamond Ring. This ring has a 3.71 carat cushion cut Apatite in the center of the ring and is surrounded by 22 Round Cut Diamonds that weigh 0.41 carat Cla...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

5.70 Carat Tourmaline Yellow Diamond 18 Karat White Gold Engagement Ring
By DGI
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A unique beauty that is sure to be a rare piece! This stunner has a gorgeous Square Cushion Cut Tourmaline that weighs 4.77 Carats. It is surrounded by 20 Round Cut Diamonds that w...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Yellow Diamond, Diamond, Tourmaline, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

GIA CERTIFIED 1.00 Carat Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring
Located in Miami, FL
GIA CERTIFIED 1.00 Carat Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring This is a stunning and classic platinum solitaire ring. It is a one of a kind, handmade creating by H&H Jewels. Breathta...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

AGL Certified No Oil Colombian Emerald Cushion Cut Signet Ring in 18 Karat Gold
Located in Berkeley, CA
This ring features a gem quality 1.07 alpine green Colombian emerald that is certified by AGL as having no treatment. It is set in our hand carved wax/cast signet of 18 karat recycle...
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2010s Artisan Engagement Rings

Materials

Emerald, Gold, 18k Gold

4.47 Carat Antique Cushion Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
Exquisitely hand crafted platinum mounting with detailed engraving around the shank. Fine bright white and sparkling round brilliant cut diamonds are set along each shank with miligr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Unheated Ruby Ring Gem 1.02 Carat Cushion No Heat Loose Unset Gemstone
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Natural unheated 1.02 carat Ruby cushion gem, offered loose to a fine gem collector. Returns are accepted and paid by us within 7 days of delivery. We offer supreme custom jewelry wo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Ruby, 18k Gold, Platinum

Platinum Black Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Material: Platinum Center Diamond: 1 round brilliant cut = 4.67ct Color: Black Diamonds: 65 round cut = 1.32cttw Color: G Clarity: SI1 Ring Size: 7 (please allow up to 2 additional ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Black Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified 12.16 Carat Yellow Diamond Twisted Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
A stylish engagement ring style showcasing a 12.16 carat radiant cut yellow diamond certified by GIA as Fancy Light Yellow, VS1 clarity. The vibrant center diamond is set in a chic i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Diamond, 18k Gold, Platinum

1.71 Carat Natural Round Sapphire and Diamond 18 Carat White Gold Ring
Located in Hamilton, AU
Forged in 18 carat white gold is this alluring art deco inspired ring that features a captivating 1.71 carat bright green round natural sapphire complimented by a total of 0.41 carat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Sapphire, Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Art Deco GIA 2.02 Old European Diamond Scottish Thistle Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Are you on a hunt for the most precious and delicate Art Deco ring; consider this Art Deco GIA certified 2.02 carat Old European Cut Diamond Platinum Scottish Thistle Engagement Ring...
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1920s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

1.34 Carat Pear Shape Salt and Pepper Diamond 14 Karat Gold Ring Set AD2042
Located in Nokomis, FL
♥♥ This listing is for *TWO* rings (a set) as shown in the pictures! ♥ Beautiful 14k rose gold ring with a pear-shaped salt and pepper diamond in the center, flanked by a row of wh...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Rose Gold, 14k Gold

Old Mine Diamond Ring, 18 Karat Victorian
Located in Stamford, CT
Seven white diamonds, brilliant Old Mine Cuts, make an imposing impression in this Victorian ring c. 1880.. I had to breathe deeply when I saw it. It has a beauty that takes over. Ag...
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1880s Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Art Deco Style Platinum and Diamond Ring 1.90 Carat
Located in MIAMI, FL
Amazing creation from the 1950s. This ring is hand crafted in platinum with beautiful Old European cut diamonds set throughout. The focal point of the ring are the two center stone d...
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1950s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

4.27 Carat Green Tourmaline Diamond 14 Karat White Gold Engagement Ring
By DGI
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A unique beauty that is sure to be a rare and gorgeous design! A beautiful engagement ring option! This stunner has a gorgeous Oval Cut leafy Mint Green Tourmaline that weighs 3.16...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Tourmaline, 14k Gold, White Gold

1.54 Carat Radiant Diamond Yellow Gold Engagment Ring D/VVS1 GIA
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Stunning Radiant Diamond engagement ring fashioned in 14 karat yellow gold. The radiant cut diamond weighs 1.54 carats and is graded D color and VVS1 clarity by the GIA. The diamond ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold

Higher Divinity Cathedral Ring in 18 Karat Yellow Gold with Kunzite and Diamonds
Located in Fitzroy, AU
The Higher Divinity Ring is an exquisite piece. This incandescent ring is a one of a kind, luxurious masterpiece suitable for all divine entities Handmade in 18kt yellow gold this i...
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2010s Gothic Revival Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Kunzite, 18k Gold, Gold, Yellow Gold

2.34ct F VS2 Vintage Emerald-Cut Diamond with Emerald Shoulders Ring by Hancocks
Located in London, GB
A beautiful diamond and emerald ring by Hancocks set to the centre with a lovely old Vintage emerald-cut diamond weighing 2.34ct and of F colour and VS2 clarity in a corner claw sett...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

Emerald, Diamond, Platinum

No Heat Magok Mined Burma Ruby Diamond Platinum Cocktail Ring GIA Certificate
Located in New York, NY
GIA certified Country of Origin Myanmar, one of a kind cocktail ring The no-heat ruby was mined in the is Magok mines Burma ruby weighing 1.95 carats Two emerald cut diamonds weigh...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Platinum

All GIA Certified No Heat Sapphire Diamond Ring 2.45 Carat D-E VS1 Platinum
Located in New York, NY
All GIA Certified three stone ring featuring one center Radiant cut Sapphire weighing 1.85 carats flanked with two Emerald cut diamonds weighing 0.60 carats. Diamonds are GIA Certifi...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Antique, New and Vintage Engagement Rings

Shopping for the right engagement ring can prove daunting. Whether you’re looking for that perfect vintage engagement ring, an antique Edwardian period engagement ring or a fashionable contemporary alternative, it’s important to choose a style that speaks to you.

Rings have long been signifiers of marriage and committed relationships. The modern diamond engagement ring can be traced back to 1477, when Archduke Maximilian of Austria commissioned an expensive diamond ring for his betrothed. Diamond rings subsequently became extremely popular among the European aristocracy. Later, during the Victorian era, the popularity of diamond engagement rings had filtered down to the middle class, owing to the increasing accessibility — and affordability — of gold and diamonds. 

Victorian-era engagement rings were simple, frequently set in rose or yellow gold. The diamonds were five-set in a band or solitaire. In 1886, Tiffany debuted its innovative six-prong diamond solitaire engagement ring, while Cartier’s Solitaire 1895 engagement ring resembled delicate lace. Victorian-era engagement rings also saw other gemstones accompanying diamonds — small seed pearls and moonstones were popular. Other sentimental and romantic motifs such as hearts and stars took hold as well.

Edwardian and, afterward, Art Deco engagement rings that followed in the wake of Queen Victoria’s death in 1901 would be characterized by complex, geometric designs and platinum settings. Owing to the Art Nouveau movement, nature was a major theme for Edwardian jewelry, while the diamond ring designs of the Art Deco period were inspired by Cubism as well as ancient Egypt. Art Deco engagement rings are bold and colorful and feature gems cut in nontraditional ways. 

Engagement rings designed after World War II were intended to be simpler and focused on the beauty of the diamond. In 1947, De Beers Consolidated Mines, with the support of Philadelphia agency N.W. Ayer & Son, introduced the slogan “A diamond is forever” in a marketing campaign that emphasized a connection between diamonds and romance. Diamond sales skyrocketed, and diamond engagement rings became intertwined with the post–World War II marriage boom — which coincided with the ascension of specific diamond cuts. The round brilliant cut, which consists of an astounding 58 facets, continues to be the most popular cut to this day. Jewelers such as Harry Winston had already gained a reputation for his talents by the time the De Beers campaign debuted, and he is said to have favored emerald-cut diamonds. 

For everything from understanding the 4Cs to choosing between antique, vintage, contemporary and custom styles, get expert tips to help you find just the right ring — see our engagement ring buying guide.

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